After yet another year the Silverpoint team is incredibly honoured to work with the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) by producing films featuring this year’s four inductees. Every year the CMHF recognizes a group of astonishing people who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements or contributions to the Canadian and/or world mineral industry.
This year’s group is no different, with careers and lives filled with adventure, prosperity, discovery, and social/cultural contributions. The class of 2014 includes such accomplishments as: the discovery of one of the worlds largest gold/copper mines in history, a trail blazer who is considered one of Canada’s first female prospectors, a geologist whose statistical findings contributed to the exploration strategies of uranium, and a man whose passion, persistence, and professional partnership made the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth Treasures at the Royal Ontario Museum possible.
Kate Rice (CMHF Inductee)
Mark Rebagliati (CMHF Inductee)
But apart from the long list of achievements these four people have received, what I like most about producing these films is the opportunity to really get to know the man and/or woman is behind the accolades, through stories and experiences shared by their loved ones, colleagues, field experts, and even themselves. It is through projects such as the CMHF award films that further my respect for those working in the mineral industry.
Jack McOuat (CMHF Inductee)
Dr. Robertson (CMHF Inductee)
And it is because of these experiences that I tell others that if the opportunity presents itself to sit and hear fascinating stories from a miner, you do so. Here are the stories of the 2014 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductees.